Jacques Cartier S.
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(DK B/ g,
Vying Victor Summers Prospect , by Gold Crest
BBob Cheema, BC.; OJMJ's Stable and Ye, Weila; TJulia Carey
(DK B/ g,
Stormy Atlantic Life in Fiction , by Whiskey Wisdom
BHeather Marie Takahashi, ON.; OHeather Takahashi; TDavid R. Bell
Service Stripe Tearfull Moment , by Schossberg
BMinshall Farms, ON.; OSeltzer, E. and Vella, D.; TDaniel J. Vella
Disfunction hasnÕt shown any sign of ÒdisfunctionÓ when it comes to racing this year. The 5-year-old son of Vying Victor won the April 25 Jacques Cartier Stakes at Woodbine about three weeks after opening the season with an allowance score at Woodbine.
Disfunction, who got up to win the Jacques Cartier by a neck, came close to equaling the track record. His time, 1:08.62, for the six furlongs was .31 seconds slower than the track mark.
The 3-1 second choice, Disfunction defeated Shadowless, who finished a neck in front of Field Commission. Legal Move, the 2-1 favorite and the Woodbine track-record holder for six furlongs, finished fifth.
Bred in British Columbia, Canada, by Bob Cheema, Disfunction races for JMJÕs Stable, owned by Joe Doi, in partnership with Weila Ye. Doi and Ye privately purchased Disfunction when the gelding was an unraced 3-year-old. They nicknamed him Eddy after the former owner.
Disfunction won last yearÕs Vigil Stakes (Can-III) in track-record time of 1:20.51 for seven furlongs at Woodbine. Plans call for him to run in this yearÕs running May 18.
Cheema, whose real first name is Bahadur, purchased DisfunctionÕs dam, Summers Prospect, for $4,700 at the 2003 Barretts January mixed sale. Consigned by Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent, she was in foal to Anziyan.
Cheema has raced a number of stakes winners, the best of which has been True Metropolitan. The millionaire gelding won 15 stakes and was voted CanadaÕs champion older male in 2006-07. He earned Horse of the Year honors in Alberta and British Columbia.
CheemaÕs other stakes winners include four-time stakes winner Quiet Cash.
Vying Victor, who died March 2008, is represented by 29 stakes winners. He stood at Ternes Farm near Langley, British Columbia.ÑD.S.